Masters success

NATIONAL MASTERS TRIUMPH: Gymnast Anita Crisp holds the three medals she claimed at the recent Australian Masters Games held in Adelaide.
NATIONAL MASTERS TRIUMPH: Gymnast Anita Crisp holds the three medals she claimed at the recent Australian Masters Games held in Adelaide.

Anita Crisp took on her first major competition at the recent Australian Masters Games, held in Adelaide, and returned with medals for her outstanding efforts.

Crisp, a women's adult gymnast with the Port Pirie Regional Gymnastics Academy, claimed an equal first in vault, third in beam and equal third overall.

Given that the national competition was being held relatively close to home, she thought it was her one try to have a go.

"The standard was amazing," she said of the competition.

The standard was amazing.

Anita Crisp

"Some of the floor skills were amazing."

Crisp said she walked away with a better appreciation for the sport after her experience at the competition.

"There are still more skills you can do," she said.

Crisp took up adult gymnastics seven years ago, as she was taking her daughter, Ellen, to take part in the sport during the week, and wanted to get a better understanding of the different gymnastics terms.

She has developed her own love for gymnastics and enjoys the fitness, strength and flexibility you build up as a result of the sport.

"You are never too old to take it up," she said.

"The worst thing you will get out of it is really fit and strong."